NFL upholds Dominic Raiola suspension after appeal

Detroit Lions center Dominic Raiola's one-game suspension was upheld by the NFL after he appealed his punishment.

Raiola lost his appeal after stomping on Chicago Bears defensive tackle Ego Ferguson's ankle.

The suspension was upheld by appeals officer and Hall of Fame linebacker Derrick Brooks.

Raiola will be replaced in the lineup by rookie Travis Swanson.

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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun

Aaron Wilson
Aaron Wilson covers the NFL for National Football Post, his second stint at the Post. He has previously written for Pro Football Talk and FOX Sports-Scout. Entering his 13th year covering the Baltimore Ravens, he's a beat writer for The Baltimore Sun. Wilson has also covered the Jacksonville Jaguars and Tennessee Titans.

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